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CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
far as foreign affairs, which i don't know anything much about. but i think mr. romney has the ability of leading a company, you know. there is a difference in a manager and staff for so therefore he has the ability to lead companies but i think it takes a special person to lead the country, and i want to hear how he plans to do that, and i do want both candidates to be specific. i like to have things spelled out for me. >> host: we have a poll the facebook page asking whether you plan to watch the presidential debate tomorrow night. so far the yes's are a strong majority. 81% of people say they plan to tune in. you can find that on the c-span facebook page. atlanta georgia, republican line. >> caller: how are you doing this morning? i'm calling to say yes i'm going to watch the debate. i sent a question to mitt romney i wanted him to ask president obama about why mr. obama said there was a black man in st. louis in 2009 and his name was kenneth and he was a cancer survivor selling trinkets at town hall meeting to try to pay his bills. you can find it all online, meeting of a b
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >> moderator: mr. president. obama: first of all, i think it is important for governor romney to present his plan he says only affect folks in the future. in the essence of the plan as he would turn medicare into a voucher program. it is called premiums support, but it's understood to be a voucher program. his running mate -- >> moderator: don't support that? obama: i don't. and then explain why. romney: that's for future people, not current retirees. obama: if you are 54 or 55 come you might want to listen because this will affect you. the idea originally presented by congressman ryan, your running mate, is that we would get a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher would necessarily keep up with health care inflation, it was estimated this would cost the average senior about $6000 a year. now in fairness, what governor romney has now said as he will maintain traditional medicare alongside it. but there's still a problem because what happens is those insurance companies are pretty clever
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the society. it then becomes the coin toss. do we like mr. romney? we like mr. obama? do we prefer republicans to democrats? is the system cannot be debated, because everybody agrees the two parties will there be focused elsewhere on things like whether you can have a gun in the back of your truck or whether you do or do not approve of gay marriage, or a whole host of other issues whose importance i am not disputing, but issues get us away from this thorny problem of how economics and politics are articulate and there's a desire to sit in a society that that simply be ruled out of order. >> the five corporations that dominate what people in this country see here and read have perfected the art of propaganda in manufacturing consent while simultaneously criticizing dissent. but i want you to talk about the very origin of this, which could be traced to the much revered and in my view, much overrated founding fathers of any political rally. people talk about them in hushed tones. but let's hear what they have to say about these kinds of issues. james madison, who wrote the federalist
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
five boys of whom i met three, and mrs. romney, whom i met, and they are an ordinary american family. they are just -- imagine five boys running around at the age of 6, and that makes you very ordinary. he didn't kill any of them, that's a start. [laughter] i think that will come across, and all of the efforts to bring up the money and the house and the horse and all of that stuff, i don't think americans care if it comes across one on one how much money. nelson rockefeller won in new york again and again and again and again and again, and his fortune dwarf that. there are a lot of rich democrats that this issue doesn't come up. kerry did not lose because he married the heinz fortune. he lost because he was not particularly approachable. [laughter] i think that what you're concerned about is right to be concern the about, but i think as people get to know the governor, and especially the governor in the context of the family, they will believe he is, in fact, sharing their values. if not their pain of financial necessary sigh, their values. i'm confident about that actually. yes, sir
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
: good morning, mr. johnson, good to hear we still have some red-bleed paid trottic americans improve was going to vote for mitt romney but i'd like to know what would you do if you actually made it to the seat? would you consider repealing that affirmative action bill and the civil rights bill? from what i'm seeing right now, it seems like it's just this backlash against the white community like obama has a war against white heritage of something. i don't understand it. >> host: gary johnson. >> guest: well, we should not discriminate, and i think government policies in the past have gotten us to a point where i really don't see that discrimination. so, i'm going to sign on to legislation repealing affirmative action because i think we have moved beyond that. but i'll just offer up a prediction again. obama, romney, we're going find ourselves with a heightened police state, find ourselves with continued military interventions that are going to result? we bomb iran, we're going to find ourselves with 100 million enemies to this country we wouldn't have otherwise had, and this unsustai
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
today preparing for the debate. the president here in las vegas and mr. romney already in denver. the public campaign events did venture out. mr. obama took a rate and mitt romney picked up mexican food for lunch at his hotel. tomorrow night, i live debate coverage because of the previous 7:00 eastern. jim lehrer moderates the debates and after the debate from your calls, e-mails and treats. our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> coming up next, ed miliband a)i"aa! house, senate last author book review speeches and most kinds of things. if i know a bill is coming up on the floor in the house, i watch, you know, which generally want to see because i have them all. if there is a very speech i know that she was covered only book review, i'm going to watch that. when i want to find out somethingit has some value to it, that is going to be one of the places i look. i'm obviously a public broadcasting fan. i watch those. out of a couple hundred channels, i probably have five to 10 at the most, but it's going to include other c-span channels. [applause] >> at
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 1:15pm EDT
government isn't." also out on the market is how capitalism will save us. final question, mr. forbes, what is your enthusiasm level about the mitt romney campaign? >> i think he would be a good president and precisely because he knows what it takes to get real things done. he demonstrated the crisis manager. and so, here's my views on monetary policy it because the way i do for entitlement reform and the like, health care, not yet. this is why we get some good candidates in congress. over the years it
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
or more. it out to be a big issue in the debate and governor romney. i think they have similar views. it's such an important issue. >> via twitter, mr. ambassador, one viewer has a broad question, a broad statement. what do you think? >> guest: i don't know whether he's referring to iraq or iran. based on my own experience as a diplomat come it's very difficult for the united states to go winning plan to topple the regime. in march 2003 are military was brilliant in our offense into iraq and they could launch saddam hussein. but then we found that we had to stay and occupy the country and we were there for eight years and it was a sad story, tragic story of what happened. and so i think the united states needs to be the strongest country in the world. at the same time we need to know the value of restraint. we can't solve everybody's problem and we can't overuse a massive military to to do too much. we can't fight our way through every problem. another thing president obama has been talking about is we do need to return to diplomacy backed by the force, of course, a strong mili
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
you on the internet and listening to speak, is there a chance you could run for the position of mr. netanyahu position? >> i am sure my prime minister is watching c-span and following carefully. [laughter] >> congratulations when your move to move to israel. it is not easy. i have been asked with mitt romney and obama we have enough politics. but i was walking with prime minister assure round he said politics is the pyramid. everybody wants to move up. the minister wants to become prime minister. it is the game. but i am beyond. i am working my way up. [laughter] >> thank you for coming. it is a great speech. not if israel wanted attack the reactors, five years down the road what kind of protracted conflict? it could take out the reactor but not the knowledge base, where the material that is their? idahoans strike could stop that. it seems once the cat is out of the baguette is out. >> issued not be the message of israel do saying we're not allowing iran to become nuclear. after i romney would find another country i hear from the muslim brotherhood to dislike the neighbors followin
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
congress. you have to do these things and you are not. >> moderator: mr. cantor, let's talk about the fiscal cliff. business tax rates and rates such as the taxes on investment income. one approach endorsed by mitt romney calls for the lowering of individual rates and broad support in the elimination and reduction of existing tax exemption. on the other hand, letting these tax cuts expire on individuals and families making $200,000 in $250,000. what do you think is the best approach to individual tax rates that can help grow the economy and actually reduce the deficit? cantor: we do need to make sure that we are not raising taxes in this country. what's good for the country is to create jobs. back in the how we help others and get going again. that is how we get tax revenues into the federal government to help manage that data. so we don't want to raise taxes, but yes, we want to reform taxes. we want government conference of reform. we have a corporate tax rate that is the least competitive in the industrialized world. what does that mean? that means where companies are looking to lo
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